How to Get It:
- It doesn't work on shapeshifted players at all, nor does it apparently work on game-sensitive NPCs like flight masters or vendors.
- And most disappointing of all, it doesn't actually work on Minigob Manabonk. Which is a bummer (as you can read below, that would be the perfect revenge).
- But as a few seconds of amusement, it does what it's supposed to.
Here's the thing: you can't actually do anything to get it at all. Well, maybe that's not true -- all you have to do to get it is hang around in Dalaran, and wait. Eventually, a weasley little gnome mage will appear, and sheep you for a few seconds, and then run away (giggling, we presume). After that embarrassment, your reward appears in the mailbox -- he sends you a note that basically says, "I played a joke on you -- here's a wand you can use to play it on someone else." And then The Mischief Maker is yours.
Cheap? Silly? Guess what: life is like that sometimes. It's too bad there are all the limitations on this item, though. Maybe we haven't seen the last of Manabonk -- like Griftah
(and subsequently Asric
), I think he's a few potential appearances away from becoming a fan favorite. We just hope the next mischief he comes up with is a little more mischievous. Getting Rid of It:
Use it. As a consumable, it doesn't sell back to vendors at all, and it won't disenchant, either. So find a friend (or same faction enemy), sheep them, and run away. Giggling, of course.